I found this great observation from Diana Ossana, an American, Academy-Award winning, writer.
“Emotional truths can sometimes be conveyed more effectively, more compellingly, through fiction.”
Profound and oh, so true.
The ‘Mayan Codex’, is the second part of The Nostradamus Trilogy, by Dorset born author Mario Reading.
It is due to be published in August 2010.
Full details of part one of the trilogy ‘The Nostradamus Prophecies’ and a brief author profile, can be found in ‘My Latest News And Musings’
Six months ago, Adam Sabir risked his life to find the legendary lost prophecies of Nostradamus. Now he’s racing against time to unlock their secrets as the events foretold begin to come true. But he’s not the only one looking for answers. Hot on his heels is the Corpus Maleficus, an ancient cabal devoted to placating the Devil. Disfigured since birth, orphaned, and groomed to cruelty and violence by their adoptive mother, the twelve remaining members of the Corpus are deadly competition. Except for one. Lamia has escaped the clutches of her twisted siblings and is on the run with Sabir, following the prophecy to the Yucatan, deep in the heart of Central America. Meanwhile, a volcano erupts in Mexico. A simple man gathers up his precious cargo, and begins his journey to the hallowed Mayan site of the Palace of the Masks.
I had decided that I might occasionally highlight any, local to me, authors of fiction that I could track down.
No sooner had I had the thought, than I came across a suitable candidate, advertised on a flyer in my local bookshop window, in Frome, Somerset.
The advert itself, was for an event being hosted this evening, Tuesday 13th July 2010, in Frome Library, where he will be discussing the first, and soon to be released second part, of his trilogy about Nostradamus. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the event, but both the books and the author sound most interesting.
The author in question is called Mario Reading. He was born in Dorset, but raised in several European countries, before returning the University of East Anglia, where he completed two years study in Comparative Literature, specializing in French and German literature and translation, before dropping out and returning to his nomadic travels. Read more
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